• Dough
    Dough - Award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in this heartwarming comedy about an intergenerational friendship.


  • A Tale of Love and Darkness
    A Tale of Love and Darkness - Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman makes her debut as writer and director with this newly released adaptation of the best-selling memoir by celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz.


  • God's Slave
    God's Slave - Motivated by personal tragedies, two characters on either side of the Arab-Israeli conflict are set on a collision course in this adrenaline-rushing drama set against the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina.


  • Mr. Kaplan
    Mr. Kaplan - A downtrodden Jewish retiree attempts to restore his self-worth by exposing an alleged Nazi fugitive in this quirky dramatic comedy. Uruguay’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar submission.


  • Soft Vengeance
    Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs And The New South Africa - A Jewish hero of South Africa’s half-century struggle for democracy is lionized in this Peabody Award-winning film. Actress Alfre Woodard narrates this story of national reconciliation and one man’s fearless pursuit of justice.


  • Once In A Lifetime
    Once In A Lifetime - A dedicated history teacher at a French high school taps lessons of the Holocaust in an effort to motivate her troubled, apathetic students in this uplifting drama based on a true story.



The 11th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, took place March 31 through April 14, 2016. 

We were proud to present 24 outstanding films from 14 countries, providing a diverse, global perspective on the Jewish experience.

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